High profile individuals behind crude oil theft, says NSCDC

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Delta State Command, says heads will roll if the corps decides to publish the names of retired and serving uniform personnel, their relatives and others behind crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism among others.

The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC in the state, Emeka Peters, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Asaba. The Punch Reports.

Peters said, “Heads will roll, if the corps decides to publish the names of those behind crude oil theft, pipeline vandalism, illegally dealing in petroleum products, economic Sabotage amongst others.

“Following preliminary investigation and confessional statements from suspects arrested. The suspects revealed some of the identities of their sponsors and those behind crude oil theft, pipeline vandalism, illegal refineries, economic sabotage and a host of other socio-economic crimes under the purview of the NSCDC.

“The force is poised to publish the names of those behind the dastardly act, which as indicated from the confessional statements made by suspects contained names of high profiled personalities, respected leaders in the societies, even retired and serving uniform personnel and their relatives.”

Peters maintained that “the machine, equipment and technical know-how employed in these barbaric acts cannot be afforded by the commoners but traceable to the rich in the society.”

Abdullahi Sanni

Abdullahi Sanni is a senior news reporter at SHO PEN ONLINE. He is a passionate writer with core interest in Politics, sports and economy reports. Abdullahi who studied mass communication at Kwara state polytechnic in Ilorin, is the 1st of six in his family. He's a multimedia journalist who has traveled far and wide in the course of his journalism career.

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